So far in this course, you have located an interviewee and prepared questions for the interview. You then conducted the interview and explained what you learned from it. This week, you will take what you learned from your interview and apply it to what you have learned in this course thus far. As you do this, please define terms and phrases and explain differences as they apply.
Respond to the following questions in a 750- to 1,050-word paper. You are encouraged to use these questions as subheadings. The program you will use is Big Brothers Big Sisters If your interviewee/program is law enforcementrelated, do you believe that what they do is more community policing or problem-solving policing? Why? If you were going to categorize what they do, would you say it is more crime control or crime prevention? Why? Is what they do more of restorative justice, diversion, counseling, incapacitation, or some other form of crime prevention/control? Does this person/program focus more on crime control or due process? Why? Do you see your interviewee/program as being part of the official (traditional) criminal justice system, or are they outside of it (private company)? Does your interviewee/program seem more in tune with the conservative belief that crime is based on a rational decision-making process and that diversion is best achieved by strong deterrents? Or does your interviewee/program take more of a liberal approach, where social, physical, and psychological issues factor in and treatment and counseling are viewed as being more effective? Explain. Which of the goals of crime control (deterrence, retribution, incapacitation, rehabilitation) do you think best describes what your interviewee does? Explain. What are your personal views of what your interviewee does? Do you believe this impacts crime control/crime prevention? What suggestions would you make to improve the interviewees efforts?
While much of this information is located in your textbook, you are also required to use at least three outside sources.